Cardinals quarterback John Skelton may not be back to 100 percent after suffering a Week One ankle injury, but he’s getting closer.
Skelton fully participated in practice on Tuesday, two days before the team’s Week Five game against the Rams.
Also fully participating were safety Rashad Johnson (hamstring), safety James Sanders (calf), safety Adrian Wilson (ankle, groin), and punter Dave Zastudil (right calf).
Limited in practice were defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (hamstring), cornerback Michael Adams (hamstring), tight end Jim Dray (knee), tight end Todd Heap (knee), linebacker Paris Lenon (knee), linebacker O’Brien Schofield (knee), running back Anthony Sherman (hamstring), guard Adam Snyder (elbow), running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (hip), and defensive tackle Dan Williams (foot). Linebacker Quinten Groves (hamstring) didn’t practice.
Though Skelton likely won’t start, the bigger question is Dockett, who missed Sunday’s overtime win against the Dolphins.
“We really hope he heals up next week rather than Thursday,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday regarding Dockett. “He’s a really good player. He’s a good player, obviously, if he plays and he’s healthy. He’s a playmaker. He collapses the pocket and he’s a good run defender.”
The Rams have plenty of good defenders this year, too, and they’ll need all of them to step up if St. Louis will be keeping the Cardinals from getting to 5-0.